There are two ATP final rounds on Saturday afternoon in Europe. There is the Eastbourne Final in the UK, and then on the beautiful island of Mallorca, the Mallorca Championships Final is scheduled to take place.
There is an extra day of rest before Wimbledon, as Saturday is typically a day for semifinal matches and then the final round on Sunday. The final at Mallorca is a good one between Roberto Bautista-Agut and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
New upset for Medvedev
After his two finals lost, Daniil leaves Mallorca after the quarter-finals, beaten by Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3 6-2 pic.twitter.com/fZot0IFpxT
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Bautista-Agut needed to go through the favorite to reach the final round at Mallorca. He made it look easy against Daniil Medvedev in the quarterfinals.
Medvedev was expected to clear Bautista-Agut in that match or at least an entertaining match, but he was downed in straight sets without much resistance. Bautista-Agut is in top form going into the Mallorca Final.
The Greek veteran disappointed after getting upset in the French Open to Holger Rune. He lost in the fourth round on the clay, his favorite place to be. Since then, Tsitsipas crashed out of the Stuttgart Open and Halle Open in upsets.
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The Tsitsipas we’re seeing at the Mallorca Championships isn’t the same player that has been present in earlier tournaments recently. He’s tweaked a couple of things and looks much more in control of his game.
Two players in top form on the grass with Wimbledon right ahead, this should be a good one at Mallorca. Head below for our free Bautista-Agut vs. Tsitsipas prediction on June 25, 2022.
Roberto Bautista-Agut vs. Stefanos Tstisipas ATP Mallorca Championships Live Betting Odds:
|Roberto Bautista-Agut||+2 (-120)||+131||Over 23 (-120)|
|Stefanos Tsitsipas||-2 (+100)||-154||Under 23 (+100)|
Bautista-Agut vs. Tsitsipas Prediction:
Stefanos Tsitsipas is well-known for his work on clay. He was expected to last longer in the French Open and was one of the favorites to reach the final round.
Tsitsipas had to beat himself up over the loss, but he didn’t show improved form at Stuttgart and Halle in Germany. Andy Murray beat him in the quarterfinals, 6-7, 3-6, as the favorite and top seed in the Stuttgart Open.
Tsitsipas didn’t make any adjustments in the Halle Open, as he won a match and lost just like at Stuttgart. Nick Kyrgios beat Tsitsipas in three sets, 7-5, 2-6, 4-6.
It took a trip to Mallorca for Tsitsipas to get his game in order. He’s playing like a different player in this one. Tsitsipas is beating up his opponents en route to a showing in the final round.
His toughest match was versus Marcos Giron in the quarterfinals in a 7-6, 4-6, 6-3 final. He got past Benjamin Bonzi for an easy 6-4, 6-4 win yesterday. Bonzi had been playing well, so good play from Tsitsipas not giving him a chance to build up confidence.
It’s hard to argue who is in better form at the moment, with Bautista-Agut feeling good at the moment as well. Bautista-Agut has a win against Medvedev and suffered no letdown in the semis versus Antoine Bellier in a 7-6, 6-2 win.
His 6-3, 6-2 masterclass over Medvedev was particularly impressive. It’s one of his most impressive performances of the season.
Tsitsipas has two wins over Bautista-Agut, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-4 three years ago in the Australian Open, and more recently in the ATP Cup Australia. That was a competitive 7-5, 7-5 win for Tsitsipas.
If it is a straight-set win, it’s likely a 7-6, 7-5 match in the Mallorca Final. The OVER on the total looks like the best bet between Bautista-Agut and Tsitsipas. I thought it’d be 24.5 or 25 games.